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Alpha Candidates are some of the most exceptional women in Financial Services. Industry leaders and experts in their fields, they also happen to be women who trust E2W to help them secure their next challenge.  

We work with many of the most exceptional women in the financial services industry – helping them develop their skills and build their network. When they are ready for a new challenge, the best of the best become our Alpha Candidates. If you’re currently searching for a new hire, look no further than the profiles below. Just be quick, as with their skills and expertis, we're sure they wont be on the market for long. 

If you’re a hiring manager or recruiter looking for exceptional candidates you will find them below. If you can’t, give us a call and we will find them for you!

If you are an existing E2W client our placement fees for Alpha Candidates are 50% of our agreed rates. 


Sector
Cross Sector
Discipline
Strategy, Marketing
Seniority
Other
Open to discussing new career directions

Marketing Manager

Package (including bonus): £TBA

  • Credible individual with the gravitas to forge relationships with management including C-Suite and external stakeholders. 
  • Experienced across Financial Services, Marketing Communications, Retail and IT, Technology, Consulting & Global corporate sectors.
  • Proven track record of transforming business procedures, devising and developing comprehensive target reports for major clients, effectively aligning processes and operations to business needs.
  • Social media implementation – including content creation, outreach, engagement, scheduling, advertising, and reporting– in order to grow the clients’ social media presence across all relevant platforms and reach target demographics
  • Translates business requirements into tangible, realistic and achievable project & programme deliverables
  • Developing and executing growth strategy solutions, helping build high-performance cross-cultural and international teams
  • Confident negotiator with the ability to establish clear lines of communication, internally and externally at both Board and operational levels.
  • Experience in making communications and/or marketing recommendations based on consumer and/or stakeholder research and other research techniques such as market research, opinion polling, desk research or digital analytics
  • Creating and managing large complex events with on/off shore teams (up to 100+) travel itineraries and organising travel arrangements as required including trains, flights, hotel bookings, car hire, parking, currencies etc.
  • Assisting in planning and coordinating leadership events, team offsites/away days including workshops, Steercos and supporting with business group events when required by creating and sharing weekly team emails, coordinating presentation decks and coordinating comms with teams.

Candidate Ref: 2024673

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Sector
Corporate and Commercial Banking
Discipline
Finance / Audit, Governance
Seniority
Director, C Suite
Other
Permanent

COO, Head of Finance

Package (including bonus): £120,000

  • Highly motivated and effective professional with over 20 years of experience who works well with the wider team to meet all deadlines and KPIs. Works very well in complex and high pressured environments;
  • Leader with critical thinking who always seeks to find a better solution for the team and the organisation;
  • Charity trustee, school governor and executive member of a Trust board and several committees;
  • Set up new legal charitable entity, developed new financial and organisational strategy, written policies and risk management framework, set up annual reporting including financial reporting.

Candidate Ref: 2025668

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Investment Banking
Discipline
Front Office - Origination, Structuring, Trading, Sales, Business Development, Relationship Management
Seniority
Senior Vice President / Manager
Other
Open to discussing new career directions , Globally Mobile

Business Development | Investor Relations | Relationship Management & Sales

Package (including bonus): £TBA

  • An institutional relationship management and sales professional with international experience in major asset classes working across main global markets
  • Proven track record of successfully originating, building and maintaining an institutional client base including Hedge Funds, Pension Funds and Asset Managers spanning EMEA, LATAM and US working for top tier investment banks
  • Pitch investment solutions and financial services using a collaborative style with proven experience in building strong relationships and effectively influencing stakeholders at multiple levels across regions, understanding local needs and opportunities
  • Fluent in English, French, Italian and Spanish  

Candidate Ref: 1915382

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Sector
Corporate and Commercial Banking
Discipline
Financial Risk
Seniority
Senior Vice President / Manager
Other
Permanent

Underwriter

Package (including bonus): £60,000

A seasoned commercial banker with over 19 years of commercial banking experience within the High St, Boutique & Challenger Banking space. I have exposure in relationship banking, credit & operational support and this has allowed me to build strong & lasting relationships with clients, stakeholders & introducers.  

I have strong academics (BA (Hons) Economic Studies and MSc In International Economics, Banking and Finance) which have become purposeful in my banking career. This coupled with my commercial banking experiences, has allowed me to build credit portfolios up to £200m and manage approximately 250 different relationships with key exposure in development, bridging, commercial and syndicate funding.  I have also an interest in marine finance and have started courses to enhance my knowledge.

Additional Skills 

  • Microsoft Office Applications 
  • Various Banking systems
  • Strong KYC/KYB/CDD/EDD Skills
  • Multilingual- English, Greek & German (Conversational)

Candidate Ref: 2025045

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Sector
Investment Banking, Wealth / Private Banking
Discipline
Project/Programme/Change Management , Strategy
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions , Globally Mobile

Head of Change, Change Director, Sr Programme Director, COO, Commercial Manager / Director, Strategy & Transformation Consultant

Package (including bonus): £200 - 220,000

  • An articulate, high-energy, dynamic leader 
  • An outgoing achiever with a reputation for getting things done, and to whom peers naturally look for coaching, mentoring and leadership
  • Natural ability to challenge the status quo, thriving in ambiguous situations
  • Possesses business acumen from experience in working in varying industries across the UK, the US and the Netherlands
  • A seasoned strategy professional and change leader in Financial Services who is interested in AI, big data and how technology continues to change the financial system, market & economy and client experience.  Successful commercial director eager to move into a Change Director, COO or Commercial Director role and make a commercial impact to a growing firm
  • Open to speaking, non-executive roles and mentoring opportunities

Candidate Ref: 1902092

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Wealth / Private Banking, Fintech /Technology
Discipline
Business Leadership , Sales, Business Development, Relationship Management
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions

Senior Investment Solutions Specialist

Package (including bonus): £TBA

  • A high profile senior investment solutions specialist with 20+ years experience in business development 
  • Using a consultative approach to provide solutions to institutional investors' needs
  • Expert in banks and insurance regulations, proficient in fixed income and derivatives products
  • Successful manager overseeing global teams of up to 50
  • Strong interpersonal skills, communication and leadership
  • Large network of institutional clients across EMEA
  • Fluent in French and English

Candidate Ref: 2023839

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Corporate and Commercial Banking, Retail Banking
Discipline
Financial Risk, Finance / Audit
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions

Head of Capital Management

Package (including bonus): £180,000

  • Experienced director with 13+ years of leadership experience in FTSE 100 banks spanning Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and US.
  • Demonstrable track record of establishing regulatory capital management functions with lead roles informing the Board, executive teams and regulators.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, generating and building relationships easily, strategizing and leading cross-functional teams to drive transformational change
  • A Chartered Accountant (Canada) with diverse skill sets including the integration of risk appetite with capital frameworks and strategies, capital forecasting and budgeting, risk management including the links between the lines of defence, policy and target operating model development, and external and management reporting.
  • Key roles on executive committees and holding company boards, acquisition/divestment teams and on managing profit remittance strategies.
  • Successful manager overseeing global teams of up to 75.

Candidate Ref: 1909244

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Investment Banking, Wealth / Private Banking
Discipline
Financial Risk, Non-financial and Operational Risk , Finance / Audit, Product / Product Management, Business Support / Management
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions , Globally Mobile, Permanent

COO/Business Manager

Package (including bonus): £150,000+

  • Senior business management professional with 15+ years of experience in Capital Markets, Wealth /Private Banking and Asset Management.
  • Diverse skillset obtained from working in all three lines of defense.
  • Successful track in creation and global implementation of new processes and organizational changes.
  • Multilingual with excellent communication skills with significant experience in global product and regional cross products coverage responsibilities.
  • Accustomed to a dynamic, fast paced work environment, and experienced in working with stakeholders of different seniority levels and disciplines.

Candidate Ref: 1911690

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Sector
Insurance , Cross Sector
Discipline
Sales, Business Development, Relationship Management, Non-financial and Operational Risk , Strategy
Seniority
Director
Other
Alpha Returner, Flexible / Agile Working, Open to discussing new career directions , Permanent

Head of Alternative Distribution

Package (including bonus): £180,000

  • 15 years of leadership experience in multinational financial services firms; spanning UK, US, Asia & Africa
  • Demonstrable track record of starting and scaling new ventures
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholders including- C-Suite & board level
  • Commencing a NED role at a digital bank
  • Set up an education charity to empower young women in East Africa (in 2008)
  • Strengths include analysis, strategic thinking and forming partnerships

Candidate Ref: 2023561

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Sector
Wealth / Private Banking, Cross Sector
Discipline
Project/Programme/Change Management
Seniority
Senior Vice President / Manager
Other
Flexible / Agile Working, Open to discussing new career directions

Fixed Income Strats Europe & Asia COO

Package (including bonus): £100,000+

  • Delivery focussed change and business management professional skilled in running cohesive cross departmental deliveries.
  • Track record in regulatory and discretionary change for sales and trading, finance and operations gained at US and European tier 1 firms in London and continental Europe.
  • Industry experience in Fixed Income and Listed Derivatives.
  • Diverse skillset with a broad outlook obtained from working in management roles within sales & trading, finance and technology; across front, middle and back office. 
  • Multilingual with excellent communication skills with significant experience in multi-region delivery. 
  • Vendor and exchange relationship management.

Candidate Ref: 1907389

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Investment Banking
Discipline
Research and Analytics
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions

European Equity Strategist

Package (including bonus): £250,000

  • Top ranked European/Global Equity Strategist at a Tier 1 investment bank 
  • Established client franchise across global institutional investors
  • Strong track record in market, sector, country and thematic calls
  • Experience in creating and running Global Thematic Equity baskets
  • Leadership/Management and Mentoring experience

Candidate Ref: 1908397

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Wealth / Private Banking
Discipline
Marketing
Seniority
Director
Other

Head of Marketing/CMO

Package (including bonus): ££250,000

  • A senior global head of marketing with 20+ years of experience across Banking and Asset Management
  • Developing and executing growth strategy solutions, driving brand development, successful business restructuring, building high-performance cross-cultural and international teams
  • Industry experience across Financial services, particularly in Asset Management and Banking
  • Extensive managerial experience in multi asset, fixed income, equities, credit and private market, real estate, infrastructure and private equity
  • A track record of managing and optimising large, multi-million-pound marketing budgets across all channels and markets
  • Particularly driven to embrace change through new digital and AI innovations by collaborating with internal leaders, global partners and strategic alliances
  • Confident negotiator with the ability to establish clear lines of communication, internally and externally at both Board and operational levels.

Candidate Ref: 1907945

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Wealth / Private Banking, Fintech /Technology
Discipline
Technology
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions , Permanent

Director of Fintech Product Strategy and delivery of Transformational Change Programs

Package (including bonus): £140,000+

  • Dynamic technology professional with 16 years’ experience in asset management and banking
  • A proven track record of solving complex problems
  • Strong digital and software experience, as a service (SaaS) technology applications
  • Delivering process re-engineering solutions from idea generation, M&A due diligence, product strategy, implementation/integration and post go-live relationship management
  • Strong interpersonal skills, generating and building relationships easily, strategizing and leading cross-functional teams to drive transformational change resulting in sustainable improvements in strategy, process, and profitability – both as a leader and subject matter expert.

Candidate Ref: 1905709

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Sector
Investment Asset Management
Discipline
Sales, Business Development, Relationship Management
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions

Head of Equity Strategy / ETF Sales

Package (including bonus): £250,000

  • Sales strategy and research Equity ETF portfolio
  • Investment strategy, Sales, Business Strategy, ETFs, ESG Investment
  • Investment thought leader and passionate communicator
  • Proactive approach to business development with significant sales success
  • Expert in relationships across institutional & intermediary clients
  • Wants to make a difference in business development and success
  • Depth of investment knowledge, portfolio construction and risk analysis from years spent as fund manager
     

Candidate Ref: 1905613

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Investment Banking
Discipline
Sales, Business Development, Relationship Management, Financial Risk
Seniority
C Suite
Other
Open to discussing new career directions , Globally Mobile

Global Head of Credit Risk

Package (including bonus): £TBA

  • Accomplished leader of cross-functional global teams with international experience across major US and UK Investment Banks.
  • C-Suite level relationships across major financial institutions and trade associations.
  • Derivatives and Capital Markets expert - Multi product, Multi sector and Multi asset.
  • Support the development of Sustainable Finance products and services.
  • Climate Risk Lead, input into ICAAP submissions, PRA Climate Change and Board Committee papers.
  • Risk Approver on governance committees, development of risk policies and control frameworks.
  • Contribute to several external industry working groups.
  • Track record of proven successes in managing exposure to clients in distress and leading teams in a crisis.
  • Experience includes Sales & Marketing - leading the delivery of e-banking cash management and treasury product offerings to Corporate Clients in the Gulf; Business Strategy Development and implementing change within organizations.

Candidate Ref: 1910799

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Sector
Investment Banking, Corporate and Commercial Banking
Discipline
Finance / Audit, Consulting
Seniority
Director
Other
Flexible / Agile Working, Open to discussing new career directions , Interim, Permanent

Commercial Finance Director

Package (including bonus): £280,000+

  • A commercially focused finance professional with extensive corporate experience across front office investment banking, management consultancy, financial planning & analysis, & strategy development
  • An experienced finance business partner, delivering businesses transformation through improved financial management & decision making
  • Managed the delivery of financial & strategic plans at Board level, design of product & sales performance metrics, organisational design, and implementing cost management initiatives
  • Deep experience working with C-suite clients in leadership & senior management roles
  • An inspiring and dedicated leader with deep experience of managing global teams to deliver in high profile & often complex strategic turnaround environments
  • I am passionate about employee wellbeing and how to optimise work environments to support employees 

Candidate Ref: 2022536

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Wealth / Private Banking, Corporate and Commercial Banking
Discipline
Financial Risk, Operations, Product / Product Management, Consulting , Strategy
Seniority
Senior Vice President / Manager
Other
Open to discussing new career directions , Permanent

Economist

Package (including bonus): £120,000+

  • A multilingual innovator with over 16 + years’ of international experience. Possess outstanding social coordination skills and a remarkable history of negotiating win- win outcomes. 
  • Sophisticated executive demeanor, comfortable functioning at the highest levels of client organizations; exquisite presentation skills, and excel at the art of storytelling. Demonstrable track record of increasing profitability through the ability to determine causation behind issues, detect patterns and comprehend the big picture and long term implications. 
  • Leading product strategy based on research and analysis a range of complex financial and market data sources to understand product performance and potential impact.
  • Adept in analysing modus operandi and implementing effective systems, strategies and processes to optimize organisational performance.
  • Fine team player with calm approach who can coordinate and manage multiple tasks within demanding timeframes. 
  • Solid academic background (MBA, MSc in Financial Management, BSc in Economics).

Candidate Ref: 1921353

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Sector
Investment Asset Management
Discipline
Portfolio / Fund Management
Seniority
Senior Vice President / Manager
Other
Open to discussing new career directions

Portfolio Manager

Package (including bonus): £ 125,000+

Dedicated and self-motivated with excellent communication and analytical skills. Six years’ experience in fixed Income portfolio Management with recognized top down skills and strong interest in macro and geopolitics. Involved in cross-company projects to increase diversity in the workplace.

Candidate Ref: 1911527

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Sector
Investment Asset Management, Investment Banking, Cross Sector
Discipline
Non-financial and Operational Risk , Finance / Audit
Seniority
Senior Vice President / Manager, Director
Other
Alpha Returner, Flexible / Agile Working, Open to discussing new career directions

Risk and Audit Professional

Package (including bonus): £160,000+

An award-winning risk and audit professional, with 15 years’ experience gained across first, second and third Lines of Defence roles at Credit Suisse, RBS, HBOS and Standard Chartered.  

  • Delivers robust, independent assurance and challenge on process and control; embeds deep understanding of non-financial risk management and heads complex regulation-driven projects.
  • Promotes culture of operational risk; develops policies and framework that cascade firmwide. Engages persuasively with stakeholders and leads projects to successful conclusion.
  • Identifies, reduces and manages operational and non-financial risk; brings knowledge of banking landscape, products and processes to encourage productive collaboration. Implements functional safeguards, whilst balancing commercial needs with regulatory requirements.

Candidate Ref: 1908114

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Sector
Investment Banking
Discipline
Compliance / Regulation, Governance
Seniority
Director
Other
Flexible / Agile Working, Open to discussing new career directions , Globally Mobile

Regulatory Strategy, Company Secretary

Package (including bonus): £150,000+

  • Senior professional with over 15 years of experience gained from a wide range of organisations types
  • Energetic and proactive leader with a passion to deliver and a commercial mindset 
  • Proven track record of successful analysis and interpretation of regulation
  • Strong understanding of market structure across multiple asset classes
  • Board level reporting, board management and corporate governance
  • Product management and business development in trading and technology
  • Experienced people manager with the proven ability to build strong and successful relationships
  • Client relationship management
  • Public speaking and client communications

Candidate Ref: 1915359

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Sector
Investment Asset Management
Discipline
Portfolio / Fund Management
Seniority
Director
Other
Open to discussing new career directions , Globally Mobile

Multi-Asset Portfolio Manager

Package (including bonus): £250,000+

  • Citywire rated portfolio manager
  • Multi-asset and equity focused, developed sustainable frameworks
  • Solid macro and fundamental analyst, modelling and risk management skills
  • Promoted her funds globally, raised assets and increased her team’s profile
  • Strategic thinker, team player, people manager, mentor
  • Developed investment training programs for junior talent
  • Sponsor of diversity and inclusion initiatives
  • Worked for top-tier institutions in London and in the US
  • MBA in Finance and Econometrics

Candidate Ref: 1906344

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Sector
Investment Banking, Fintech /Technology
Discipline
Business Leadership , Project/Programme/Change Management , Operations
Seniority
Director, C Suite
Other
Open to discussing new career directions

COO / Global Head of Operations

Package (including bonus): £250,000

  • Senior professional with over 15 years experience gained from Tier one investment banks and, more recently, a FinTech
  • Energetic and proactive leader with a passion to deliver 
  • Proven track record of successful implementation of transformation projects
  • Delivering/negotiating key strategic contracts 
  • Vendor/relationship management 
  • Board level reporting
  • Project management / delivery
  • Management of change programmes
  • Experienced people manager with the proven ability to build strong and successful teams
  • Commercial mindset 

Candidate Ref: 1914744

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Sector
Discipline
Seniority
Other

Senior Financial Crime Compliance manager

Package (including bonus): £

Sorry you missed her. This Alpha Candidate has now started a new role. 

Candidate Ref: 1915459

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